New students transferring from two-year community colleges are automatically considered for the following scholarships upon admission to UAB. Eligible students may only receive one of the following four awards. All scholarships are awarded as funds are available and are renewable for a total of two years (four semesters).

Transfer Academic Scholarships for 2020-2021 Annual Amount (fall/spring) Required GPA Available to Phi Theta Kappa Members
Phi Theta Kappa $6,500 3.5-4.0 Yes
Membership must be noted on your official community college transcript, or faculty sponsors may submit a letter to UAB Undergraduate Admissions on school letterhead, verifying your membership. All documentation must be received by the March 1 deadline for fall admits (November 1 deadline for spring admits).
Transfer Excellence $3,000 3.75-4.0 No
Transfer Scholarship of Distinction $2,000 3.5-3.74 No
Transfer Pathway Scholarship $1,000 3.25-3.49 Yes
Membership is not required to receive this scholarship (based on cumulative GPA of all transferable coursework)

Fall Admits

To be eligible for an academic scholarship, transfer students must:

  • Be admitted to an undergraduate program at UAB by March 1 for the upcoming summer or fall semester. (Current high school seniors, former UAB students, students who have received a bachelor’s degree, and students pursuing a certificate-only program will not be considered.)
  • Be currently enrolled in transferable coursework at a community college.
  • Have earned at least 45 semester hours of transferable coursework prior to the March 1 deadline.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25, including your most recent fall grades. (If admitted to UAB prior to fall grades posting, students must send an official transcript that includes fall grades by March 1. Non-transferable coursework, such as technical or remedial courses, will not be calculated in GPA.)

Spring Admits

To be eligible for an academic scholarship, transfer students must:

  • Be admitted to an undergraduate program at UAB by November 1 for the upcoming spring semester. (Current high school seniors, former UAB students, students who have received a bachelor’s degree, and students pursuing a certificate-only program will not be considered.)
  • Be currently enrolled in transferable coursework at a community college.
  • Have earned at least 45 semester hours of transferable coursework prior to the November 1 deadline.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25, including your most recent summer grades, if applicable. (If admitted to UAB prior to summer grades posting, students must send an official transcript that includes all coursework earned through summer by November 1. Non-transferable coursework, such as technical or remedial courses, will not be calculated in GPA.)